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Re: strengthening remailer protocols

On Sun, 8 Sep 1996, Lance Cottrell wrote:

> Mixmaster prevents replay, so flooding multiple copies of a single message
> will not work. This is the reason Mixmaster has no reply block feature. I
> can see two ways in which replies can work safely.

How about a combination of the two?  Suppose Alice wants to anonymously
post a message and get replies.  She generates a new RSA key, signs her
post with it, and asks readers to send encrypted replies to a server. 
Then periodicly she sends a one-time reply block to the server to retrieve
the accumulated replies. 

This would let Alice receive an unbounded number of replies and also give
some protection against the denial-of-service and rubber-hose attacks
Lance described.

Wei Dai